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Yangzijiang secures orders for 24,000 teu boxship pair

Chinese shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has announced that it has secured a contract to build two 24,000 teu containerships.

The order was announced when Chinese leasing house Bank of Communications Financial Leasing also ordered four 24,000 teu ships at Jiangnan Shipyard and Hudong Zhonghua Shipbuilding this week.

All the six vessels are believed to be ordered for MSC charter.

The vessels will be the largest contaienrships Yangzijiang has ever built.

“The orders for the 24,000 teu containership concluded our 2020 on a strong note. Following our successful delivery of the six valemax iron ore carriers, the largest dry bulkers in the world, we are now aspired to achieve another milestone in containership building,” said Ren Letian, CEO of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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